Apprenticeships Opportunities

Please click on the relevant tab below for details of the apprenticeship opportunities available within our Electronics or Helicopters businesses in the UK.

Electronics, Defence and Security Systems

Leonardo understands the future of its high-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers. We have a long tradition of employing young people in the business, a practice dating back decades. Young people have been the lifeblood of our company and will continue to help determine our future success. This ongoing commitment to young peoples' educational development is demonstrated by our Gold level accreditation by Investors in Young People.

We can offer more than just a job – this is a chance to develop the skills for an interesting and rewarding professional career with an industry-leading organisation.

Currently, there are over 100 trainees in this programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Manufacturing, Technical, Software, Design Engineering, Business and Cyber disciplines. Additionally, in Scotland, we already offer graduate level apprenticeships in Software and Design Engineering, and are extending degree apprenticeships to England for 2020.

Applications are now open for our apprenticeship programme commencing in autumn 2021 at our Scottish and English sites.

Frequently Asked Questions about Electronics, Defence & Security Systems Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Interview dates

Interviews for candidates applying for our apprenticeships programme will take place during the following dates:

  1. Bristol: w/c 8 February
  2. Basildon: w/c 8 February and w/c 29 March
  3. Edinburgh: w/c 12 and 19 April
  4. Luton: w/c 5 and 12 April
  5. Southampton: w/c 29 March
  6. Yeovil: 15-26 March


Leonardo Helicopters is a world leader in helicopter manufacture. We design, develop and manufacture an unrivalled range of helicopters and rotary wing technology for civil and military customers, with primary operations in the UK, USA, Italy and Poland.

Applications are now open for our helicopter apprenticeship programme commencing in autumn 2021 at our Yeovil site.

Leonardo aims to attract enthusiastic people to join its highly regarded 'Craft' and 'Degree' Engineering apprenticeships.

Leonardo was awarded "Outstanding" status following our OFSTED inspection under the Leonardo Training Contract; the highest award possible, demonstrating our excellent training capability.

Our helicopter sector currently has over 200 trainees in its programme.

Frequently Asked Questions about Helicopter Apprenticeships

Entry requirements

Applicants to the 'Craft' apprenticeship programme will need 4 GCSEs grade A-C (pre 2017) or grade 4 and above (post 2017) including Maths, English and Science.

Applicants to the ‘Degree’ apprenticeship programme will need 240 UCAS points (pre 2017) or 96 (post 2017) or above at A-level standard or equivalent, to include maths and at least one further STEM-based subject such as science or engineering. Plus 4 GCSEs grade A-C (pre 2017) or grade 4 and above (post 2017) including English and Science.

Download the Leonardo Helicopters Apprenticeship Programme brochure

Apprenticeship Interview dates

Interviews for candidates applying for our helicopter apprenticeships programme will take place between 15 and 26 March 2021


For further enquiries about helicopter apprenticeships, please call us on 01935 702 897.

Early Careers application process

Stage 1 – Application Form

The first stage of the application process is to complete the application form and upload your CV for the desired role you want to apply for.

Stage 2 – Eligibility Questionnaire

You will be sent an email with a link to complete the Eligibility Questionnaire where you will be asked about the right to work in the UK and the relevant qualifications for the role. Please see the job description for details.

The last question refers to the type of role you have applied for. You can find this information at the bottom of the job description, where it notes what to select when applying on HireVue.

Stage 3 – On-Demand Video & Game-based Assessments

If you pass the Eligibility Questionnaire you will automatically be sent an invitation to complete the on-demand video interview and game-based assessments. 

On Demand Video Interview – You will be asked several competency-based questions, providing you with the opportunity to record a video of yourself answering each one. Some practice questions will get you comfortable with the process and the HireVue platform. Once you have completed the practice questions, you will begin the interview. 

Game-based Assessments – Once you have completed the Video interview, you will complete the game-based assessments, featuring three timed games that you will be scored on.

After completing both sections, you will receive an email thanking you and noting that you will hear from Leonardo soon. 

Stage 4 – Interview & Presentations

If you are successful after the On-demand and Game-based Assessments, you will be contacted to arrange a live interview. During the live interview, you will be asked to complete a presentation which is relevant to the role.

Below is what you will see during the interview process, along with instructions on how to share your screen if you have a PowerPoint that you want to share as part of your presentation.

You will be presented with three options for sharing your screen:

  1. Your entire screen
  2. Application Window
  3. NW.js Tab.

Please click the Application window option and select the correct window to display your presentation.

Stage 5 – Offer

After the interview and presentation, we will provide all candidates with feedback. If you are successful in your application, the Leonardo recruitment team will subsequently contact you to formally offer you the role.

Our early careers roles attract a high volume of applicants that are screened on a first come first serve basis, and will be closed when the role is filled. Don’t delay – APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment!